The amount of people who opted to have some sort of cosmetic surgery rose again last year (2012), and the numbers are staggering. Over 14.6 million people decided to undergo cosmetic procedures in the United States. This was a five percent rise compared to 2011, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). What’s truly remarkable and interesting to note was just how many were considered “more invasive procedures.” Only 1.6 million. Continue reading
With the faltering economy, one might expect that plastic surgery would take a back seat to other priorities in private life. Typically, when times are hard, consumers cut back on the extras in life. Continue reading
As fans around the world prepare for an exciting Grammy Award show on February 10th, by setting the timers on their TVs, celebrities have been preparing for the event for months. They must have the right outfit, hair stylist, makeup artist, nail technician, and so on, to look their best for the big gala. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg because the Grammys are huge to celebrities, and all eyes will be upon them as they walk down the red carpet.
All of us want to look our best, and the celebrities that are prized as the pinnacle of aesthetics are no different. While different celebs take the red carpet this Sunday for the Grammys, a number of them will have used cosmetic treatments in order to gain tighter stomachs, firmer skin, and clear pores. Whether it is a singer or an actor or a model or an athlete, you may be surprised who is willing to go under the knife for better features. Continue reading
Ingrown hairs are not out of the ordinary. Typically all men and women get rid of their body hair by either shaving or waxing. And why shouldn’t they? Every body desires a smooth silky skin. No wonder they look wonderful. Yet, it is very common to see itchy bumps on the skin a few days after going through the hair removal routine. If you take a closer look at those, you’ll see hair growing inside your skin instead of growing out. Continue reading
Who doesn’t want great soft skin that welcomes the touch of a hand? Smooth skin is beauty seen with fingers, so it doesn’t matter if one’s eyes are closed. Being blindfolded won’t matter when it comes to sensing the perfection skin can be given. In Los Angeles, laser hair removal procedures are at their best. Los Angeles laser hair removal techniques are the result of evolution and modification inspired by the pursuit of perfecting methods that bring perfection to skin. If you are in Los Angeles, laser hair removal shouldn’t be an ordeal for you. Continue reading
At Epione, the aesthetic surgery center in Beverly Hills, LA, plastic surgery your concerns are a priority and we are happy to help all our visitors and patients by providing them as much information as possible.
Many people visit Epione with a desire to make changes concerning their physical appearance. Some are just seeking a professional’s advice and others are curious about the latest aesthetic techniques and procedures that could help them maintain a healthy body and achieve youthful appearance. When it comes to serving our clients, we give all our patients our maximum effort so as to achieve the best results and develop a trustworthy relationship. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – To help kick off this year’s Teen Choice Awards, Epione Beverly Hills participated in the 2010 Teen Choice Gifting Suite, hosted by KIIS-FM, Los Angeles’ premiere hit music station. The event was held on Friday, August 6 at the W Hotel in Westwood and welcomed some of Hollywood’s hottest tween and teen stars for an afternoon of mixing, mingling and swag grabbing.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — For many people, excessive sweating, excessive hair and acne scars can lead to decreased confidence and poor self-image, which can greatly impact their ability to achieve success and happiness in a number of areas of their lives. Epione Medical Corporation, a state-of-the-art laser and aesthetic surgery center now offers leading edge treatments for all three issues. Clients that receive treatments for acne scar removal, laser hair removal and Botox injections for excessive sweating may experience an instant boost of confidence and renewed motivation to achieve, excel and claim true happiness. Continue reading
Have you found that you have hair in areas that you should not have hair? Are you in the Los Angeles area and want to tan on the beaches there and show off areas that you are proud to have? Then you should consider Los Angeles laser hair removal. This is the newest thing for people who have hair in areas that you should not have hair. Due to excess hormones in our bodies, we may have some pesky hairs. As a result, women are prone to get hair on their face like men. With laser hair removal, you do not have to try all those painful ways of getting rid of hair. Women try many methods to get rid of hair—waxing, shaving, and more. With laser hair removal, you may experience less pain that with other methods. Think of getting this done and all the time you can save. However, there are some drawbacks.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — For many women, spring ushers in the season of renewed commitment to diet and exercise in order to get ready for a summer filled with beach visits, poolside lounging, tropical vacations and weddings. However, there are a number of concerns that diet and exercise won’t remedy, including varicose veins, excessive body hair, cellulite and stretch marks. Epione, a Los Angeles-based laser and aesthetic surgery center helps women treat these issues with advanced technology and revolutionary procedures that offer quick recovery, and leave them looking and feeling better than ever. Continue reading
Laser Hair Removal is something everybody must’ve heard of. Laser hair removal is probably one of the most common among the laser treatments. Los Angeles is the Mecca of all kind of cosmetic surgeries and laser treatments. Beverly Hills Laser Hair Removal is the best way to get your unwanted hair off your body. Excessive body hair, both in men and women, may be due to several causes. These causes can be hormonal imbalance or due to affects of some medications. What adds to the discomfort is to shave and wax these hairs every other day. Beverly Hills Laser Hair Removal is a longer lasting, though not permanent, relief from unwanted hair and their everyday removal. Continue reading
Advances in medical technology have made it easier to deal with the problem of ingrown hair. In fact, ingrown hair treatment in Beverly Hills may be as advanced as any place in the world. For those of you who live in the surrounding area, here is one of the best options available to you.
Fillers, From Animals to Sugar
The fastest growing segment of cosmetic science has been in the area of fillers. Bovine collagen, porcine collagen, and synthetic versions of calciums and sugars in humans are the favored methods for plumping up lips and cheeks, as well as filling in wrinkles and facial folds.
“I’m not one to say no one should ever get a facelift, “ Dr. Ourian states, “but with the technology available now I do think it should be the final option, not the first. With dermal fillers we can plump up areas of the face that have sunken with age. The results look natural rather than pulled.”
Bovine collagen was the most popular filler two decades ago, but patients lost interest due to potential side effects and allergy problems. Fillers using synthetic versions of hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar in the body, and calcium hydroxyapatite, or bone particles, were created to replace bovine collagen. Radiesse, Juvéderm, and Restylane are all examples of these types of fillers, and patients love them.
Dr. Ourian’s preference is the calcium hydroxyapatite filler Radiesse. This is because the bone particle fillers trigger the body to surround the material with naturally made collagen. Chin and cheek implants, once a fixture before fillers, tended to look unnatural. Fat transplants were also a method of filling in sags and wrinkles, but since natural fat is absorbed back into the body, more was needed for the injection than looked appropriate. Also, the fat would not necessarily dissolve evenly. As a result, some patients would suffer through uneven lumps at the site of injection after it started to break down.
Nose Jobs On the Run
Got a less than a perfect nose bridge? If you’ve always wanted to get rid of that little bump or indentation, it can be done in minutes by a doctor. A filler injection is made and smoothed out around the area. You’ll even have time to grab a little food before heading back to work. Touch-ups may be required for the next couple of years, and by then, science may have evolved to the point that the next one is permanent.
Waxing? Not Any More…
How do you get rid of unwanted body hair? Depilatory creams came out first, but they only kept the hair away for a day or so. Waxing was more popular, but that lasted for two weeks and could be very uncomfortable. Electrolysis was permanent, but was just as painful as waxing, and required more than one lengthy session. This is partly because each hair had to be burned out with an electric current.
Fortunately, we have moved to the next stage in hair removal. Laser hair treatments get rid of hair without burning the skin or using harsh chemicals. The laser targets the dark pigment in the hair and destroys the hair at the root. Touchups may be needed, but long term hair reduction is possible.
In the Future, I See…
Because of the speed at which technology and medicine evolve, changes can happen in months, as opposed to years. In five years, Dr. Ourian feels, patients will be less likely to get a full scale surgical procedure and be much more interested in total body approaches to regaining the appearance of youth. Many practices have already started to include a holistic approach, with skin care, med-spa and non-invasive treatments available.
Fat and blood stem cells will be used to stimulate rejuvenation of the face over the next five years, according to Dr. Ourian. The fat can be harvested from anywhere, while the blood stem cells can be taken from near the belly button. The idea is to turn the body into a self healing organism. Dr. Ourian is also looking forward to great advances in treating cellulite using non-invasive procedures to treat the unsightly affliction that is said to impact 90% of all females.
Beverly Hills cosmetic Dermatologist, Doctor Simon Ourian M.D. discusses laser hair removal and the best way to treat bikini bumps and razor bumps.
April 6, 2009 — Doctor Simon Ourian is the Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California. When Doctor Ourian opened his clinic more than ten years ago he quickly became one of the busiest laser hair removal providers in the area.
“I spent the first years building my practice doing every laser hair removal treatment myself and I’ve seen it all, ” says Doctor Ourian. “For some patients the laser hair removal is purely an aesthetic procedure; they have hair on their body that they don’t want and they know that laser hair removal is the simplest, most cost-effective way to achieve their goals. For others it’s about convenience; laser hair removal allows them to stop being a slave to their razor. No more time spent shaving legs or armpits.”
“But for others”, explains Doctor Ourian, “laser hair removal can be life altering. I’ve treated women who have spent their teens and even their twenties hiding their faces because of unwanted facial hair. It can really be traumatizing and helping someone like that is one of the most rewarding things I do.”
“Between those extremes, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “are the men and women I treat that suffered for years from razor bumps. It’s not a life threatening condition but if you’re prone to them you really do suffer every time you pick up a razor.”
The scientific name for razor bumps is pseudofolliculitis barbae or PFB. PFB is caused by the process of shaving with a blade or razor. The hair is cut at an angle, making it sharp. Curly hair then may twist back toward and puncture the skin and become ingrown. The end result is bumps and skin irritation. In men razor bumps most commonly occur on the neck and face. Men with course or curly hair are especially prone to razor bumps. It is thought that as many as 30% of African American men suffer from this affliction. For women the bikini area is the most commonly affected. Many women who shave their bikini line suffer from irritated skin.
Laser hair removal is an excellent option for treating razor bumps because the treatment involves destroying hair follicles. Simply put, with there’s no hair there’s no opportunity for ingrown hairs.
“What is the best Razor Bump Fix?” asks Dr. Ourian. “I’ve been practicing as a cosmetic Dermatologist for over ten years” continues Doctor Ourian, “and in my opinion the technology we use at Epione for laser hair removal achieves results superior to other modalities and lasers. Despite what the ads you see or the magazine articles you read may tell you, no skin care product or cream is likely to give you the results you want.”
Unwanted body hair can be so embarrassing that it’s almost traumatizing to some patients. Renowned Beverly Hills cosmetic Dermatologist Doctor Simon Ourian M.D. knows this better than most and for more than ten years has been helping his patients deal with this embarrassing problem that affects both men and women.
March 30, 2009 — Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, located in the exclusive shopping, restaurant and hotel enclave in Los Angeles, California built his practice more than ten years ago and has been studying the health and science of hirsutism longer than that. As commonly defined, hirsutism is simply excessive hair. In fact, the actual scientific definition is the condition in women of excessive hair growth in parts of the body where hair growth is normally minimal. Typically the hair found is coarse and visible rather than fine or vellus. It is believed that this condition may be the result of very high levels of androgens (male sex hormones) or by hair follicles that overreact to normal androgen levels.
“This is a problem I’ve seen every day since I opened my clinic in 1998, ” says Doctor Ourian, and it can be a source of great anxiety and stress for women. It is not unusual to see hair growth on the face that, of course, can’t be covered up with a cream or makeup. Doctor Ourian continues “I don’t at all see this as a cosmetic or vanity issue. It is a medical condition and I treat it that way.”
“I’m a cosmetic Dermatologist and it’s my job to make people look better and feel better about themselves. But when we help a woman who may have spent years hiding herself because of unwanted facial hair it reminds me why I decided to devote my professional life to this area of practice. I’ve literally seen patients transform into butterflies in front of my eyes.”
Doctor Ourian goes on to say “Of course we treat patients whose problems aren’t nearly as severe or who are looking simply to throw away their razor for good. Here in sunny, Southern California the result of the combination of beautiful weather and level of body consciousness is a lot of exposed skin. Understandably, people, both men and women, don’t want to exercise and diet so that they can cover up their bodies in layers of clothes. They’re fit and they want to show it off.”
Epione has been offering laser hair removal for more than ten years. Women who have been waxing their legs or shaving their armpits for as long as they can remember come in looking for a more permanent solution. For men it’s often a spot on their back or shoulders, though it’s not unusual these days for men to request laser hair removal treatments on their chest, shoulders and back or even their entire body. For men who suffer from ingrown hairs and razor bumps when they shave their face, laser hair removal is a great option.
“As the Medical Director of Epione I have been practicing as a cosmetic Dermatologist for more than ten years, ” continues Doctor Ourian, “and I believe that the lasers we use for hair removal achieve results superior to other modalities and lasers. Despite what the ads you see or the magazine articles you read may tell you, no skin care product or cream is likely to give you the results you want.”
Dr. Ourian’s Epione Medical Corporation, located in Beverly Hills Golden Triangle, is among the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art laser and aesthetic surgery centers. Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer for laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Botox, Juvéderm, Radiesse and Sculptra. These treatments are used for correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, acne scar removal, skin discoloration, lip enhancement, wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and tens of others. Laser hair removal and laser tattoos are offered too. Epione also carries Dr. Ourian’s Signature Series skin care products. For further information please contact 310-271-6506.
Are you tired of having to shave everyday? Do you get ingrown hairs after shaving? Do you still have a shadow under your arms right after you have shaved? Do you have unwanted or unsightly hair in hard to reach areas of your body? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Laser Hair Removal may be the answer you are looking for!
Laser Hair Removal, or LHR, does exactly what it says: it removes unwanted hair using a laser beam of light. It is the fastest method of long lasting hair removal, and the best part is the treatments are affordable, safe and gentle! This procedure works well on large areas, like the back, legs and arms, as well as small areas, such as hair on the chin and upper lip. The benefits of laser hair removal are obvious – you may never have to use a razor, tweezers, or have to wax again! It may also get rid of your razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
Laser hair removal can be the right procedure for women and men who have unwanted hair on any facial and body part; Women with a hormonal imbalance that has resulted in excessive body or facial hair; Women or men who have excessive hair growth due to medications; You’re tired of shaving your legs or underarms every day; Your skin gets a rash, irritated, or bumps form after shaving; You get ingrown hairs; Or you have noticeable, embarrassing hair growing from your chin or upper lip.
At Epione, we offer wonderful laser hair removal packages for the legs, underarms, face and bikini areas, and all of our LHR procedures are performed by registered nurses. For a laser hair removal appointment at Epione, please call 888.931.3366
Rebuild the architecture of your body through diet, exercise, and a few secret weapons
Whether it is shorts, skirts, or bathing suits, everyone wants to look their best during the summer. Epione Medical Spa offers a new arsenal of weapons in the battle against sunspots, stretch marks, spider veins, and cellulite. Continue reading